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Sean Patrick McGinley

Sean Patrick has designed his career around advising companies on their technology, commercial, and intellectual property needs. Leaning into his engineering background, Sean Patrick has a specific passion for diving into his client’s technical features and using that knowledge to advise them on their next transaction. This has included pre-formation counseling, strategic transactions, venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and everything in between. His clients range from entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and their investors to multi-national, publicly traded corporations spanning across a broad range of industries, including products based on SaaS, cloud services, ecommerce, consumer goods, on-premise software, renewable energy, transportation logistics, healthcare, data processing, employee management, generative AI, cryptocurrency, and more. Additionally, Sean Patrick is a certified CIPP/US and CIPP/E (Europe) privacy professional and regularly advises clients on their privacy needs, including CPRA, GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulatory compliance, routine privacy policy updates, and cybersecurity implementation.

Prior to joining Kastner Gravelle, Sean Patrick gained a breadth of experience regarding all things intellectual property. While an associate at Gunderson Dettmer and Norton Rose Fulbright, Sean Patrick prosecuted patents; litigated commercial, patent, trade secret and trademark disputes; advised on commercial transactions; and managed company IP portfolios. This experience covered everything from multi-billion-dollar mergers to small-town public security issuance to multi-jurisdiction retractable-roof trade-secret litigation.

Sean Patrick is also passionate about community engagement, particularly LGBTQ+ and immigration advocacy and when the two intersect. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, filed VAWA applications, and helped clients with asylum and refugee applications.

Originally hailing from Reno, Nevada, Sean Patrick received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. During law school, he served as a Senior Editor for the Boston College Law Review where he also published his subtly named Note, I Wanna Design for Somebody (Who Needs Me): The Intersection of Humanitarian Engineering, Choice-of-Law, and Technology Transfer in Kenya.